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Ariel Winter: Driven Off of Twitter by Hateful Harassment

While Instagram is still happily showing Ariel Winter getting her butt grabbed, the Modern Family star has taken a step back from Twitter.

She is, at least, explaining her absence, but it’s not good news.

Ariel has been driven off of the social media platform because she is absolutely exhausted by the constant harassment. And she might drop Instagram next.

In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, Ariel Winter’s rep explains why the Modern Family star has suddenly vanished from Twitter.

“Ariel has taken a break from Twitter,” the statement explains. “And engaging with commenters on her other platforms.”

You can engage with fans on just about any platform, but Twitter sometimes feels like nothing but that — and it can wear you out.

Ariel is stepping back “because of the constant negativity she experiences,” the statement says.

People on the internet can be cruel — especially if you are famous and especially if you are a woman.

“She needs a moment to breathe and enjoy herself,” the statement continues.

Of course. Everyone, no matter how famous, deserves that.

And the statement makes clear that Ariel wants to be able to live her life “without judgement.”

Good for her.

Ariel did not only speak up through her rep.

In her Instagram story, Ariel warned fans that she is “in the process of deleting all social media.”

Fortunately, her Instagram remains up — for now.

Back in 2016, Ariel was singing a different tune when she spoke to Entertainment Tonight about her use of social media.

“I don’t really think I’m telling myself, ‘You should post this, you shouldn’t post that,’ I feel like I’m just having fun,” Ariel said at the time.

She explained why she offered so many glimpses into her life, saying: “I like my fans to see what I’m doing.”

“I’m not going to fight with someone on my Instagram that tells me they don’t like my outfit or I should put my butt away,” Ariel said.

That’s good. It’s her body and, within Instagram’s rules of use (which totally allow butts), she can share whatever photos of it she likes.

“I’m sorry you think I should put my butt away,” Ariel said in 2016. “But just unfollow me.”

That is good advice. Unfortunately, not advice that many people take.

Instead, there are certain trolls who thrive off of eliciting a reaction — especially a negative one — from famous women on the internet.

These trolls are drawn to beautiful women, but for some reason seem determined to shame these women for showing (or even having) the bodies that these trolls often admire.

Of course, these trolls may also tell beautiful women that they’re ugly, or say anything else to hurt that person’s self esteem.

It doesn’t make sense, but vicious cruelty on the internet doesn’t have to be logical to drive people from the internet.

Look at how Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran was driven from Instagram by harassment. And now, Ariel Winter’s been driven away from Twitter.

We imagine that what’s changed for Ariel Winter since 2016 is that trolls are more emboldened than ever before. It’s also that she probably got tired of the hate.

What seems like a bracing difference of opinion at one point can get really old two years later.

Additionally, Ariel is happily in a relationship with Levi Meaden. A lot of hateful comments have been directed at their romance, at him, and his career.

It can be a lot harder to weather comments about someone you love than it is to see hate directed at you.

We hope that this well-deserved rest does Ariel a lot of good. We’ll certainly miss her tweets.

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Ariel Winter: Everyone Watch My Boyfriend Grab My Butt!

There was a time when Ariel Winter’s boobs were the star of her Instagram page (and, arguably, the entire internet), but lately, the Modern Family star has been posting much more subdued content.

Maybe it’s the fact that she’s in a committed relationship with Levi Meaden.

Or maybe Ariel feels that the focus on her racy pics distracts from her acting career.

Or maybe she finally got sick of constantly battling trolls, and you incel nerds ruined the best thing the internet has given us since the block button on Twitter!

Sorry, we got a little carried away there.

Fortunately, Ms. Winter still makes time to flaunt her assets for the benefit of her 3.9 million followers.

Of course, these days, she tries to involve her boyfriend in her glorious thirst traps.

As you can see, Ariel and Levi attended celebrated the Fourth of July by attending one of those rich people parties where everyone dresses the same.

Because getting dressed for a massive gathering isn’t stressful enough, some people feel the need to make up ridiculous dress codes for their parties because apparently they miss prep school or something.

Sorry, got carried away again.

Anyway, Levi and Ariel are participating in what appears to be a rather joyless public butt grab.

Seems like one of those photo concepts that sounded like a good idea and didn’t really work out in execution, but someone decided to post it anyway.

Adding to the weirdness is the fact that Ariel’s dad was in attendance at this soiree:

Look, she’s a grown woman.

We suppose it’s fine if she wants to have her boyfriend grope her in broad daylight with her dad standing a few feet away.

But it sort of seems like one of those behaviors that’s acceptable coming from a celebrity but would earn any normal person some serious side-eyes.

But hey, what’s the point of being rich and famous if you can’t engage in behavior that would be weird for anyone else?

Ariel’s 20 years old and loaded in a way that few us can imagine. 

We should count ourselves lucky that she’s not, like, covered in Pokemon tattoos or spending all her money on thetan readings or some crap.

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Ariel Winter Mourns Jackson Odell, Shares Heartbreaking Message

Shock and sadness continues to emanate around Hollywood when it comes to the death of Jackson Odell.

As detailed over the weekend, the young actor and musician was found dead on Friday at what most outlets have reported as a sober living facility.

(Other outlets have written that the 20-year old was actually found dead inside his own home.)

Best known for his role as Ari Caldwell on eight episodes of The Goldbergs, Odell also appeared on episodes of Modern Family, The Fosters and Nickelodeon’s iCarly.

His movie resumes includes 2011 children’s movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.

Over the past couple years, Odell had transitioned from acting into the music, having penned numerous tracks for the soundtrack of the 2018 movie Forever Your Girl, including the Lauren Alaina hit, “Wings of an Angel.”

Numerous celebrities and close friends have shared their condolence over social media since this tragic news broke, with Odell’s family releasing a statement that reads as follows:

The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell, on Friday.

He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul. He had so much more to share. Our family will always carry that truth forward.

Our wish is that the rest of the world who knew and loved him does as well.

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Along with his loved ones, Modern Family actress Ariel Winter also left a note that has left the Internet in tears.

She had known Odell since he first broke into the acting business and responded to his passing with a note on Twitter. It reads:

Devastated to hear about the passing of Jackson Odell.

I knew Jackson since we were 12 years old, and he even appeared in an episode of Modern Family. We didn’t talk much as we entered our high school years, but I’m glad I got to spend time with him before his end.

Very hard for me to hear about anyone passing away, but someone so young really saddens me. Sending love to his family and friends.

You can see the note for yourself here:

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Odell’s cause of death is yet to be determined.

We expect to know more this week after an autopsy is performed and the results are made public.

Radar Online has reported that he passed away from a heroin overdose, but it offers little evidence to back up this speculation and we do not want to get ahead of ourselves.

We simply hope Jackson Odell is resting in peace.

The young actor’s passing concluded a sad week overall in Hollywood.

It followed the suicide of designer Kate Spade at age 55 and the suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain at age 55.

We’ll continue to follow the details as they relate to all of these deaths and we’ll continue to keep readers up to speed regarding the latest.

RIP.

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Ariel Winter Claps Back at Troll Who Called Her Thirsty

Ariel Winter is talented, successful, and beautiful. She is also, unfortunately, no stranger to random attacks by trolls who hope that their comments can ruin her night.

Fortunately, Ariel knows just how to stick it to her haters.

So when someone left a nasty comment about her appearance on her costar’s photo, she was ready to clap back.

This starts with a photo shared by Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter’s costar.

The Modern Family cast took a few photos when they attended a For Your Consideration event.

Hyland expressed her enthusiasm under the group photo that she shared, writing:

“I love these people with all my heart. My family (well most of them) Here’s to a Season 10.”

That’s right, folks — Modern Family is about a decade old.

Unfortunately, one commenter decided to single out Ariel’s appearance.

“Why,” wrote a troll. “Does Ariel look so thirsty all the time?”

Though thirsty often means experiencing sexual attraction towards a specific person or wanting to hook up, it can also mean that someone looks desperate for fame and attention.

Either way … it is clearly not intended as a compliment towards the 20-year-old actress.

Plenty of stars wouldn’t see this, but it looks like Ariel saw her friend’s post and just happened to catch a glimpse of this rude comment.

Ariel being Ariel, she clapped back … and showed off her sense of humor.

“I’m SO thirsty!!! Haven’t had water in hours. God I can’t believe you can tell I’m dehydrated from this pic :/ :/.”

Ariel Winter Claps Back on Instagram

Sarcasm can be a great tool for shaming trolls in situations like this one.

(In other cases, you can use politely phrased, earnest questions)

The only sad thing is that Ariel had to clap back in the first place.

Even if you don’t watch Modern Family because you don’t have time or sitcoms aren’t your thing or whatever, the actors deserve respect. They’re human beings.

But this comes down to, yet again, people looking for any excuse to sexualize Ariel and then attempt to shame her for having the audacity to be attractive.

She was, as you can see in the photos above, wearing a normal black dress.

Even if she had been naked, she would still deserve respect, but it’s worth noting that she was dressed appropriately for the occasion.

So … what was thirsty about her?

We’re guessing that this troll noticed Ariel’s body’s curves and found her attractive.

Which doesn’t really have anything to do with Ariel, now does it?

That sounds like his problem.

But it isn’t Ariel Winter’s job to educate her haters or to make them have epiphanies that their misogynistic attacks are born of their own shortcomings.

Her job is to act on Modern Family.

Recently, she’s used social media to celebrate her anniversary with Levi Meaden and of course to praise his role in the new Pacific Rim film.

But her presence on social media is a privilege to her fans and followers and is not guaranteed.

One of these days, if these nasty trolls keep up their rudeness, Ariel may stop sharing sexy photos. In her case, that will mean that she’d just stop sharing pictures.

Nobody wants that. Just … be decent human beings when you leave comments, folks.

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A German figure skater twirling to the score from “Schindler’s List” — how could she Nazi see the backlash coming? Yup, Nicole Schott performed her long program Thursday in Pyeongchang to the song that instantly reminds people of the…

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The Bachelor Winter Games Recap: Ben Higgins Leaves in Tears

The Bachelor Winter Games is more than just a way to pass the time between Bachelor episodes and reading each of The Bachelor Spoilers that leaks.

It's also a wild ride. This episode saw a very memorable Ghost homage on a surprisingly successful date. There was also an epic kissing contest with high stakes.

But Ben Higgins realized that he was in the wrong place. After talking it over and crying over Lauren Bushnell, he decided that it was time to leave.

For starters, it turns out that Dean and Lesley aren't just both beautiful — they're both pretty good with a pair of skis, blowing everyone away as they raced down the slopes.

Josiah couldn't help shading Dean Unglert at little — referring to Dean having "so many women at his disposal."

It sounds like a compliment or perhaps even a neutral description, but it's to remind everyone of Dean's disastrous love triangle in Paradise.

And Clare is much harsher about it.

(Oh, Deanie Babies, the Bachelor Nation is still so disappointed in you)

However, Dean and Lesley won two date cards and after a lot of soul-searching, decided to hand off one of them to Kevin and Ashley. Which is how we got this:

That's right, folks.

Kevin Wendt and Ashley Iaconetti did a full-on Ghost reenactment.

You'd think that a date that includes Ashley confessing that she's a virgin would be spent awkwardly, but Kevin was totally understanding.

(He is, after all, Canadian — politeness is kind of their brand)

That didn't stop either of them from enjoying their spin pottery date. And Ashley said that she could really see herself falling for Kevin.

A lot of folks are rooting for these two.

After Tiffany realizes that it was time to say goodbye, Ben Higgins started questioning whether The Bachelor Winter Games was really best for him at the moment.

This resulted in the tearful heart-to-heart that he had with Chris Harrison, which you can see in the video below.

"Coming back to a place like this really brings up a lot of weird memories."

He says that he's haunted by the "ghosts" of his past, which means that this would have made a great Halloween episode. Alas.

"And then, to try to engage in relationships here, and know that the last time that I did this was one of the best moments of my life. …"

Sometimes, you don't know that you're in the wrong place until you're there.

"But, right here, right now, it just doesn't feel right."

"My fear is not entering into a relationship, my fear is not pursuing somebody."

But he does know what his real fear is:

"My fear is that if I [were] to be broken again, I'm not full enough right now to recover from that."

We can totally understand that. You need to feel secure in yourself, emotionally. Some wounds stay raw for longer than you would think.

And perhaps being on The Bachelor Winter Games has exacerbated that.

And then he talks about what sounds like being deeply impacted by comments and fan speculation — and not only that which was hurtful or intentionally hurtful.

By leaving, Ben Higgins (and Michael and Yuki) missed out on the kissing contest, which was judged by Rachel Lindsay, JoJo Fletcher, and Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Which means that Dean, Luke, Josiah, and Bibiana were engaging in a makeout contest … in front of their exes.

Awkward beyond reason.

The best kissing was definitely Ashley and Kevin — they got a standing ovation.

The worst? Josiah and Ally. Ally threw up right beforehand, and that's just not a recipe to a good kiss.

Take a look at Ben's tearful conversation and decide for yourself if he was right to leave:

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